Carnegie Mellon University

September 10, 2021

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

The Office of International Education will greet you each Friday with an email containing upcoming events and activities around the area, as well as quick reminders and announcements, to enhance your CMU experience. We hope you enjoy the "Friday Greetings" email and your time here at Carnegie Mellon!

OIE & CMU News & Events

Employment Authorization Virtual Presentation

Join OIE and Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) staff for a virtual presentation Friday, Sept. 17 to learn the basics of employment authorization: Employment Authorization: What is it and when do you need it? Students can register for the session and find more information through Handshake. Stay tuned for a detailed email from OIE next week!

Moments of Remembrance

Bagpiper silhouette

Carnegie Mellon will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 with a lone bagpiper playing at the 9/11 Memorial Tree on The Cut Saturday, Sept. 11. The Memorial Tree was planted in memory of the seven alumni whose lives were lost that day. The piper will play at the moments of impact: 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m., marking the times four airliners crashed into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and an open field in Shanksville, PA. All community members are invited to participate in these moments of remembrance.

The Fair: September 14-15

The Fair logo showing a scotty dog in a booth

A one-stop fair for both undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty to roam and find ways to get involved at Carnegie Mellon and beyond! The Fair, which takes place across two days on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., will showcase many of the 300+ Student Government recognized student organizations, 23 Greek organizations, and partners from around campus and the Pittsburgh community. Organizations span a variety of interests and passions. All are encouraged to attend The Fair and find their niche at Carnegie Mellon and in Pittsburgh! Learn more.

Beware of Scam-Related Phone Calls & Emails

We often hear reports of members in our community receiving scam phone calls, and in the age of COVID-19, email scams are also on the rise. View some tips to help guard yourself against these threats on OIE's website. Staying educated, following OIE’s tips and sharing them with your friends and peer groups is key. Together, let's make sure no one in our community is negatively impacted by these scams.

Our Pittsburgh Picks

RADical Days Kick-Off

Lights On: A 3-day celebration of Pittsburgh's cultural district

The Allegheny Regional Asset District's RADical Days takes place from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19 and offers over 60 free events and activities across Allegheny County. View a full schedule of events. To kick off RADical Days, the Lights On! A Three-Day Celebration of Pittsburgh's Cultural District event, from Sept. 9-11, includes free outdoor performances, exhibitions, and more. After many long months, the streets of Pittsburgh's Cultural District will again be bustling, the theaters and galleries will be full, and arts lovers from around the region and beyond will share experiences, live and in person. Learn more.

ReelAbilities: Celebrating Our Shared Human Experience

Attendees of Reelabilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities Pittsburgh presents award-winning films that promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of individuals with disabilities. Through impactful films and engaging programs, this festival brings together the community to explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The next ReelAbilities Pittsburgh film festival will take place in person from Sept. 8-12 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Learn more and get your tickets.

A Fair in the Park

Fair in the Park brochure cover

A Fair in the Park, an annual contemporary fine art and fine craft festival, will be held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh's Mellon Park Sept. 10-12. An estimated 20,000 dedicated visitors enjoy the opportunity to interact with over 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art. The show hours are Friday from 1 - 7p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more.

2021 Annual Greek Food Festival


St. Nicholas' 2021 Annual Greek Food Festival will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12. Experience delicious food, live music, Greek dance performances, and church tours. A full menu with specialties, pastries and "fan favorites" will be offered. Festival hours and online food ordering may be found on the St. Nicholas Food Festival website.

Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month logoLatinx & Hispanic Heritage Month (LHHM) is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. There are approximately 60 million people who have ancestries connected to these countries who reside in the United States, representing approximately 18 percent of the U.S. population. Many labels are used for this panethnic group, with the most common umbrella terms being "Hispanic" and "Latina/e/o/x." Hispanic Americans have been influential in every part of this nation's history, from arts to politics to business and innovation to the military.

University partners across Pittsburgh, including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, Point Park University, and Slippery Rock, as well as the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, have come together to develop a comprehensive Pittsburgh-based month of LHHM 2021 activities that fall within four core principles: cultural, educational, social, and advocacy. View the schedule of events.

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